I have recently made up two dresses both dating 1961 from McCall’s.  The thing I love about both these patterns is that they had hems lengths for different heights. And they worked perfectly. McCall’s 6139 Here is McCall’s 6139.  It has fabulous details, like kimono sleeves, bound pockets and a bow belt.  I didn’t change [...]

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I have made these pants and the top using Advance pattern 7899, I’m guessing it is from the 50′s.  The pattern describes this pattern as being sports separates.  How glamorous!  I have no idea what the fabric is, as it was given to me, but it has a polyester content for sure.  The pants called for [...]


Here is two dresses made from Vogue 9426 from 1958.  It is an elegant design, that was both challenging and joyful to make. Stop by at my blog to read more.

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This virgin Mary fabric is so kitsch and just stunning, I couldn’t resit it.  It is very fitting for today, being Mother’s Day.  I made it up into a slim sleeveless dress from McCall’s 6770 from 1963.  This is my first successful slim fit dress and I like it.  For more pics and info head [...]


This is my front wrap candy striped frock made from Simplicity 7715 from 1970.  I have totally bodged the hem, but this is fixable, other than that, I love my sweet little candy dress.   For more mishaps and photos please visit my blog.

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This dress sees the end of my February challenge where I wore a different dress everyday in February, Frockruary.  Made from McCall’s 5444 from 1960.  The cover is battered, but the pieces are all there.  Front buttoned, scoop neck dress with four gore flared skirt, with kimono sleeves. This dress started with a pencil skirt, [...]


My latest frock is made from McCall’s 6673 from 1962.  The pattern cover is battered, the instructions are  and the pencil skirt pieces are missing.  However,  the 3 bodice options are all in there and it was simple to make even without the instructions.  I made view C with unmounted sleeves and I opted to [...]


I made this dress with a 60′s pattern and 60′s fabric.  Unfortunately the trim is not 60′s, but it has the desired effect.  The pattern is McCall’s 2138. I gave myself a challenge, I call it Frockruary.  Every day this February I am wearing a different frock.  You can read more about this frock and [...]


I am in love with this pattern, Vogue 6478.  I think it’s from the 60′s.  Here is my pineapple version.  I love prints, but really, I need some more subtle dresses.  Visit my blog to see some more pics.


Simplicity Misses Jiffy 8264 from 1978. I found this super cute printed cotton jersey at the local fabric shop for only $4 a meter and couldn’t leave without buying some, even though I didn’t know what I was going to make.  When I got home, I went through my hundred of patterns looking for a [...]